Have you ever heard a song that you can't get out of your head?
I have, plenty of times. Something about the song will hit me in the solar plexus and resonate with me.
When people discuss music, it's as sensitive a topic as politics because I find that people feel very passionate about their taste in music and will debate about it until the cows come home.
However, you really can't debate music because it's like a piece of art. Not everyone is going to feel it the same way. Music is about your own personal interpretation and how it touches you.
My taste in music is so varied that I really don't have a specific genre that I prefer.
I've been known to listen to opera, jazz, rock, pop, blues, big band, and even country.
I will like a song for its overall energy and how it makes me feel, more so than thinking genre.
If I like a song, I just like.
Such as it was when I heard the song, Roar, by Katy Perry.
Yeah I know, KATY PERRY?!?!?!
How GIRLY of me.
I honestly didn’t know much about Katy Perry's music before hearing this song. Sure, I had heard OF her and have smelled her recent celebrity fragrance in department stores, but that’s about it. However, when I first heard this song and then watched the video, I ended up loving it to the point of watching it a MILLION times. And the funny thing about it is that they even play this song at work, so I hear it a few times a day. I will sometimes grab a bottle of perfume off the counter and use it as a microphone, while lip syncing and dancing to the song right there on the sales floor. You think I'm kidding? Well I'm not. I've even had a few female customers walk over and start singing and dancing with me. One lady even tried to tip me (pennies and nickles).
For those of you who have never heard Roar, or are thinking, “WHO THE HELL IS KATY PERRY?, allow me to introduce her in this video.
But first a brief overview of the song:
I love this song and video because it's UPLIFTING. I love the words because they pertain to speaking up for yourself when you need to and not be afraid to ROAR if you have to, because sometimes in life and in certain situations, you need to roar to make your point. And roaring doesn't necessarily mean yelling, it means standing strong.
This song is also about overriding life's challenges and discovering your inner champion. Hearing this song makes me feel good.
And I love the music itself because I think this song has a great beat.
And lastly, I love the computer graphics in this video because it’s so cleverly done.
Oh, I forgot one other thing.
I also love all the animals in this video. Some are computer generated, but some are real. The little monkey is ADORABLE. And the tiger is stunningly beautiful. A tiger is my FAVORITE animal in the world.
So allow me to share the song that has been going through my head for over a week, and will probably go through my head for another week, until I get a partial lobotomy.
And for those of you who have already heard this song or have watched the video and don’t care for it, feel free to skip it. You can just scroll down below the video and see the beautiful pictures of me AS Katy Perry.
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*Ronnie as Katy Perry*
Have a ROARINGLY great weekend everyone!